Men participate in a demonstration of rope making for dog teams, May 12, 2022, in Inukjuak, Que.
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The DIALOG network forms a bridge between scientific and Indigenous knowledge. It renews the relationship between the university and the Indigenous world, which has for too long been one-sided.
Perhaps what is most interesting about #Swedengate is not what it tells us about Sweden, but what it tells us about ourselves.
A family in northern Siberia watches – but decides not to hunt – a musk ox that wandered into the area where they live.
Traditional ecological knowledge, or TEK, can encompass science, medicine, ecology, religion and culture – and help protect the environment.
A man identified only as Viktor shows his neighbor’s grave in Bucha, Ukraine. It was too dangerous to go to the cemetery.
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Ukrainian families’ anguish at not being able to bury their loved ones underscores a deep human need, an anthropologist writes.
Many researchers are interested in the genetic history of the Khoe-San.
The South African Khoe-San communities are no strangers to exploitative research. One research team is trying to provide genetic ancestry results to community members. But they still face many challenges.
Women offering Ukrainian refugees a place to stay in Berlin on Mar. 4, 2022.
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The Ukrainian crisis is probably the biggest crowdsourced humanitarian aid operation ever undertaken.
Lolampa, a Turkana herder, with his goats and sheep.
Uncertainty must be embraced and harnessed for the better because stability never lasts long.
Together with artifacts from the past, ancient DNA can fill in details about our ancient ancestors.
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A new study doubles the age of ancient DNA in sub-Saharan Africa, revealing how people moved, mingled and had children together over the last 50,000 years.
The Grotte Mandrin rock shelter saw repeated use by Neanderthals and modern humans over millennia.
Stone artifacts and a fossil tooth point to Homo sapiens living at Grotte Mandrin 54,000 years ago, at a time when Neanderthals were still living in Europe.
Chimpanzee female applying an insect to a wound on the face of an adult chimpanzee male
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How Rekambo chimpanzees demonstrate a number of ground breaking behaviours never seen before in animals.
Being able to perceive sweetness can guide foragers to the most calorie-rich picks.
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If you ever feel like you can’t stop eating sugar, you are responding precisely as programmed by natural selection. What was once an evolutionary advantage has a different effect today.
If you aren’t a fan of holiday shopping, you aren’t alone.
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Gift-giving might seem needlessly cumbersome and stressful. But the costs and benefits of the custom aren’t what they seem.
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A new study finds more than one early human species lived on the landscape in Northern Tanzania 3.66 million years ago. But there are reasons to be cautious about the findings.
Billions of people globally rely on groundwater. Accurate data about water quality is key.
It’s about developing a community of practice: people who can work alongside scientists, taking science out of the laboratory and into the field.
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Laws and rituals surrounding disease have been part of everyday life for millennia. Here’s why that’s important.
Three upright walkers, including Lucy (center) and two specimens of
Australopithecus sediba, a human ancestor from South Africa dating back nearly 2 million years.
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Walking has taken a very long time to develop, with evidence of bipedalism among early humans in Africa roughly 4.4 million years ago.
Pet parenting can provide love and companionship to both human and animal.
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Human beings evolved to nurture – and that drive can extend to children who aren’t your own and even to members of other species.
Ancient military innovations – like the bit and bridle that enabled mounted horseback riding – changed the course of history.
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Did ancient technological advancements drive social innovation, or vice versa? Studying cause and effect in the ancient world may seem like a fool’s errand, but researchers built a database to do just that.
Ranger David Wongway on Angas Downs, Northern Territory.
The characterisation of Aboriginal worlds at 1788 is the central debate between Bruce Pascoe’s Dark Emu and Peter Sutton and Kerryn Walshe’s Farmers or Hunter-gatherers.
A group of drummers playing traditional Yoruba drums.
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By providing insights from different disciplines, a new book uncovers new themes in the history of Yoruba people of West Africa